[Vision2020] US Naval Academy Professor Worked for Alleged Madam

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Wed May 2 17:57:42 PDT 2007

Normally I turn the page when I come across article like these, but . . .

Deborah Jeane Palfrey

>From Today's (May 2, 2007) Daily Roundup Edition of the Army Times -


Lawyer: USNA prof. worked for alleged madam

By Chris Amos - Army Times Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday May 2, 2007 20:13:19 EDT

A Naval Academy instructor worked as an "independent contractor" for an
alleged Washington, D.C.-area madam, according to the defense lawyer for the
escort service's owner.

In an e-mail exchange Wednesday, Montgomery Sibley, a lawyer retained by
Deborah Jeane Palfrey after she fired her court-appointed public defender,
confirmed the information. He would not offer any other details. It's
unclear whether the instructor in question was a uniformed officer or
civilian, and in what capacity she allegedly worked for Palfrey.

Prosecutors say Palfrey ran Pamela Martin and Associates, an escort service
that sent college-educated women to work as prostitutes in upscale
Washington-area neighborhoods, by telephone from her Northern California
home for more than 12 years.

A Naval Academy spokeswoman Wednesday said Academy officials had no
knowledge of a current instructor being connected with the case and referred
calls about Sibley's statement to the Navy's public affairs office at the

Cmdr. Jeff Davis, a Navy spokesman at the Pentagon, said officials there
have no knowledge of any Navy officials being contacted about a Navy officer
working as an independent contractor for Palfrey.

Palfrey, 50, was indicted in March by a Washington grand jury on
racketeering and money-laundering charges relating to the escort service.

Prosecutors say she told contractors to keep half the money they charged
clients and to send the other half to a rented post office box in Benicia,
Calif., a few miles from her home in Vallejo, near San Francisco.

Indictment documents outline the scope of Palfrey's business: Prosecutors
contend the prostitution ring operated from 1993 until mid-2006, involving
132 women and generating $2,075,384 in income.

Catherine Connelly, a federal prosecutor involved in the case, refused to
comment on potential witnesses, such as Palfrey's contractors, in the case.

Palfrey's case drew national attention after she threatened to sell hundreds
of pounds of telephone records that could implicate thousands of clients in
order to pay for her defense after a federal judge ordered her bank accounts
frozen until trial's end.

Palfrey also filed a lawsuit against Dr. Paula Nebble and several other
unnamed independent contractors, claiming that they breached a contract that
proscribed any illegal activities while working for her when they had sex
with customers for pay.

U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler ordered Palfrey not to sell the
telephone records and dismissed her lawsuit.


Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho


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